Simple Tree Punch Card Design

Simple Tree Punch Card Design – one design, multiple variations.

How are you getting on with making all your Christmas Cards? I’m not doing too badly for once. I have about 55 completed and just need another 30-40 I think. I need to check, the numbers to make sure, but I’m on track with the help of some simple card designs that are easily repeatable. Now I get easily bored making the same card over and over again, so I only tend to make up to about maximum 6-7 of the same card if I can help it.

Simple cards like the set below, using the Tree Punch from Stampin’ Up! are easy to make in batches and you can also vary the design slightly on each one if you like!Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Star Metallics Sequin Assortment Tracy May

 

I made a bunch of these cards at the same time. I just stuck the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum over a piece of Whisper White card and when the glue had dried I punched out the trees using the Tree Punch. I lined up the 3 trees at the back and stuck them down, before adding the two trees to the front and finishing off with sequins.

You can stick all the trees to the card blank, or raise the front row or all of them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Star Metallics Sequin Assortment Tracy May

 

If you don’t have stars for the tree tops you could use round sequins instead.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Desinger Vellum Tree Punch Gold Sequin Trim Tracy May

This design can be made in any colour scheme. It could be stamped using the Festival of Trees stamp set, or use different DSP (Designer Series Paper). There’s a variety of possibilities – try different things out, have fun!

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Softly Falling Christmas Bauble

Clean and Simple Christmas Card using Stampin’ Up!’s Softly Falling Embossing folder to create a glittery Christmas bauble.

Half way through half-term now and I’m surviving or maybe just Softly Falling lol (and yes my jokes do get worse ha ha ha)!! Mind you it did help that my husband took the boys out for the day yesterday, which allowed me to do all the prep work for my monthly class, which is on Thursday. I did try to be organised and get it done before half-term but as usual other things cropped up and got in the way 🙂

Well on to today’s project. It’s the second one I made with the Softly Falling embossing folder and the glue pen and glitter. What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Softly Falling Christmas Card ideas Tracy May

I think I prefer this one over yesterday’s. What do you think?

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Glitter Card using Softly Falling from Stampin’ Up!

Glitter Card using Softly Falling from Stampin’ Up! and Seasonal Frame Thinlits. Bling it up with a clean and simple Christmas card idea. 

Yes I did sit and drop a splodge of glue in each and every depression on the reverse (debossed) side of this Christmas card I made using Softly Falling from Stampin’ Up!, before sprinkling over a tub of silver glitter and leaving it to dry!  Actually it didn’t really take that long to be honest, and it was really quite therapeutic just sitting still with the fine-tip glue pen working from top to bottom! I just love the effect – it’s “Blingtastic” (I’m sure that’s a word ha ha, but if it isn’t, it should be lol!)! What do you think?

Stampin' Up! Softly Falling Glitter Christmas Card Seasonal Frame Thinlits Tracy May

 

Once the card front was dry I shook off all the glitter and tipped it back in the pot for another day. I added a strip of white jute ribbon, Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Silver ribbon and the “falala” sentiment, which was left over from another card. Oh and not forgetting even more bling with the strip of Silver Sequence trim – like I said “Blingtastic”!! 🙂

After all the comments I received about a card, that I posted on my Instagram and Facebook page using this technique, but on a much smaller scale, I wonder what everyone will say about this! Ha ha ha – love my job!! 🙂 and I’ll post that card for you another day!

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Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum from Stampin’ Up!

Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum from Stampin’ Up! A clean and simple Christmas card design.

I’m back today with a very simple, but elegant and effective (even if I do say so myself 🙂 ) Christmas Card. Often the easiest of designs can be the most effective – don’t you think? I used the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum from Stampin’ Up!

I’ll be making a bunch of these (time permitting) to increase my growing pile of finished Christmas cards. I may be in danger of being ready for Christmas this year! Hmmm hope I haven’t jinxed myself now lol. You could easily step up with more embellishments, which I’ll try out with the lovely wooden Snowflake elements.

Stampin' Up! Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Christmas Card Tracy May

 

I backed the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum onto a panel of Whisper White to make the green of the trees stand out more, before wrapping some Linen Thread around and tying in a bow! See .. so simple! I popped the panel up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and stamped the sentiment from Jingle All the Way. I should have stamped first though as I got a bit of real red ink on the twine – oops!

Well, I’ll be back (unfortunately I can’t read that without the Arnold Schwazeneger accent thrown in – corny I know!) tomorrow with some more cards for you. I’ve prepped in advance for once. It’s half-term in England this week, so the Bedlam Brothers are off and showing no signs of having a lazy holiday so far! I thought they would be shattered especially my youngest who has only just started full time education. Nope! Both up earlier than they are on a school day!!! Typical huh?? 🙂

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Die cuts from Stampin’ Up! Woodland Embossing Folder

Use your Stampin’ Up! Woodland Embossing Folder (TIEF) to create “die cuts”. I created these clean and simple Christmas cards by cutting out the negative spaces between the embossed trees.

I just love the Stampin’ Up! Woodland embossing folder, don’t you? There’s so many beautiful cards, that I’ve seen using it and I have also seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest too that have been created using a birch tree die cut. Given that Stampin’ Up! don’t do a matching die for the embossing folder I decided to create my own “die cut”.

It’s very simple really. Just run your card stock through your Big Shot or other die cut/embossing machine to emboss it and then use a craft knife and/or scissors to remove the negative spaces between the embossed trees. Stick over a panel of card stock and complete your card as desired.

Stampin' Up! Woodlands Embossing Folder Christmas Card Tracy May

I stamped the baubles above in Versamark ink and then went over them with the fine-tip glue pen to add the silver glitter.

Stampin' Up! Woodlands Embossing Folder Christmas Card Tracy May

 

I teamed my cards up with the Among the Branches (which also comes as a bundle with the Woodland Embossing Folder yay!)  and Jingle All the Way stamp sets for some very elegant and CAS (clean and simple) Christmas cards. I love the colour of the sentiment above. I inked the stamp up with Versamark first before inking with Lost Lagoon and then heat embossing with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  What do you think?

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Christmas Star Card using Home for Christmas by Stampin’ Up!

Christmas Star Card using Home for Christmas by Stampin’ Up!

I’m certainly getting better at using up DSP (designer series paper) these days. I’ve almost used up two packs from the Stampin’ Up! ® Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which is unheard of normally (I just think it’s too pretty to cut up!). I used a whole pack of the Merry Moments DSP with my class last month, making Christmas Crackers. I will post the tutorial for you in a day or two!

Today’s card is one I made using the Home for Christmas DSP. I made two very slightly different versions of this card. I think I prefer the one with the Linen Thread and larger stars.

Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas Star Card Tracy May

This was the first card. I used the Gold Metallic thread but think it’s too fine. So I made this version instead..

Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas Star Card Tracy May

I think I prefer this one! What do you think?

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World Card Making Day – All Ye Faithful

World Card Making Day card created using All Ye Faithful from Stampin’ Up!

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Welcome to another Pinkies Blog Hop! As it’s World Card Making Day today, we hope everyone will get some time to craft, and we’ve created some lovely projects to help inspire you to create your own beautiful card. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

 

I had a lovely morning the week before last with my lovely downline Evelyn. She brought some  of her stamp sets with her for me to have a play with and she had a go with some of mine. I came up with this card for the 3 Kings. I love the strip of glimmer paper down the side, don’t you? It was a happy accident.

Stampin' Up! All Ye Faithful for World Card Making Day by Tracy May

I created a mask for the circle by cutting some window sheet to 10cm x 14.3cm (the same size as my card front) and then running it though the Bigshot to cut out the circle using the Circles Framelits. When I taped the mask down I didn’t realise the right edge of the card front was sticking out and I managed to get blue ink on it – hence the silver glimmer strip!

Oh and I covered the 3 kings and the star with a mask I cut out of a post-it note – one of the ones that has the sticky all over the back not just a strip at the top! I’m making a video of it so that will be coming some time next week, so do pop back to see it!

Stampin' Up! All Ye Faithful for World Card Making Day by Tracy May

I added some silver glitter to the kings – I just love the new fine tip glue! I’ve listed all the products used in the card in the table below.

Well I hope you enjoyed my project. The next stop is the lovely Catherine, why don’t you go and take a look at what she’s made? Thanks for stopping by x

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Home for Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

Cute Bambi on Gorgeous Grunge snow created using Home for Christmas – Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper!

So now I’ve written the title I have Chris Rea echoing round my head with Driving Home for Christmas. It’s the first song that sprang to mind when I saw the name of the cute reindeer and santa Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper – Home for Christmas – in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. And it’s the song that springs to mind every time I see it. You will probably realise over time (if you follow my blog or Facebook or Instagram pages) that certain words or sentences make songs pop into my head! Then they stay there, often very annoyingly, for a few days. Actually it’s probably more annoying for the people around me, who hear my tuneless wailing of these songs.

Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas DSP card by Tracy May

Actually, I got carried away and made seven of them in total! Isn’t it cute? I didn’t realise when I made this card, that I must have accidentally CASE’d Jennifer McGuire. I had seen her video a few weeks before I made this card, but I didn’t twig until a few days afterwards. Oops – thanks for the inspiration though Jennifer. I still had to share my card as it’s so cute.

I cut the cute little Bambi dear out of the Stampin’ Up! Home for Christmas designer series paper. This paper is lovely. The little Bambi has to be my favourite pattern though. I’ve seen so many cards with these little dears cut out now. They’re certainly very popular.

The “snow” was created by stamping one of the ink splurges from Gorgeous Grunge in Versamark a few times in the same place, then heat embossing with white embossing powder.

I hope you like the card. Thanks for stopping by.

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(Walking in a) Winter Wonderland from Stampin’ Up!

Winter Wonderland from Stampin’ Up! – Starburst Christmas card using Winter Wonderland DSP and Wonderland rubber stamp set – created by Independent Demonstrator, Tracy May. 

I now have the carol going round and round my head… Sleigh bells ring are you listening…. Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

At least it’s one of the good Christmas carols. Mind you by the time Christmas comes, I’m usually so fed up of them. They are played too early here. Seriously I’ve heard Christmas carols played in shops in August!  Usually when I’m shopping frantically for my holiday (vacation) or school shoes for the boys!

Today’s card is one I made for my August class (ha ha ha I’m just as bad aren’t I?), which got postponed to September. One of my ladies had requested some more projects using DSP (which I’m totally guilty of hoarding #itstooprettytocutup). I thought a Starburst card would be good as I hadn’t done one with this class before.  I used Dawn Olshefske’s Easy Starburst (Sunburst) video on YouTube to get the layout and measurements.

 

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland DSP & Stamp Set Christmas Card by Tracy May

 

I heat embossed the antlers from the Wonderland set using black embossing powder and the sentiment is embossed with gold powder. I love the colour scheme. The Winter Wonderland DSP is so beautiful – it was really hard to cut this one up. But I was strong and did it lol 😆.

Hope you like it. It was definitely worth it as the ladies who made it loved the paper and the technique. I love my job!

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Sparkly Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

Sparkly Bauble Christmas Card created using Sparkly Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

 

Morning all. How are you today? That’s another week flown by and the last one with my youngest on half days. From next week he’ll be at school full time. Everyone keeps telling me I won’t know what to do with all that free time. Errr well actually I know exactly what to do with all that time. CRAFT!! Yay!! I can make more Christmas cards for starters – I love today’s project. It’s made using Sparkly Seasons from Stampin’ Up! ®.

Sparkly Seasons from Stampin' Up! by Tracy May Independent Demonstrator

I love the colour combination, which was suggested by my friend Natalie – Melon Mambo, Lost Lagoon and Wisteria Wonder! Love it! I would never have thought of putting them together as a Christmas combination.

It took a few attempts to get the card the way I wanted it – mainly through rushing and messing it up. I stamped the baubles onto two sticky notes and cut them out to use as the masks. Then I stamped the little hook and cut out the collar. I added a touch of glitter and hey presto – Sparkly Christmas Baubles!

What do you think? Like it? There are loads of ways you can use this stamp set. It’s very versatile. I’ll be posting more ideas over the coming weeks.

I’ve got lots of plans now my youngest is in school, I’ll be putting on extra classes – daytime classes too, so if you are local keep an eye out for details of those, coming out over the next few weeks. Stampin’ Up! On Stage Live is coming up in November in Brussels. I can’t wait. I love Stampin’ Up! events – they are always so inspiring. You get to see new products before anyone else does too. Fancy joining me? Sign up as a demonstrator and you can come along too 😄.

 

 

 

 

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